The Global Health Institute at AUB addresses global health challenges with a focus on context and sustainable impact by employing an interdisciplinary approach. The primary focus of GHI are challenges that are affecting the MENA region, but have relevance to and impact on other regions in the Global South.
GHI is the regional leader and a key partner in defining and addressing the global health agenda, especially components relevant to the MENA region and other regions in the Global South. GHI will transform the global health dialogue to focus on contextualized solutions that are sustainable and proportionally dependent on local and regional capacity.
For decades, the Global South has been the epicenter for health challenges. Yet, real input from Global South-based institutions has not been factored in efforts to diagnose, intervene or evaluate global health approaches. This alarming fact underscored the necessity to foster “local” global health hubs and leaders for contextualizing knowledge and tools in order to face these challenges.
AUB’s Global Health Institute was formally established on July 19, 2017 to become the first such institute in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA), and among the very few in the Global South. GHI portfolio focuses on supporting better health, empowering vulnerable populations and strengthening global health systems to contribute towards a better future.
Strategically based in the MENA region, our vision is not only to contextualize global health, but also to have the voice of the region heard within the global health dialogue. Our core values remain the guiding principles for everything we do towards the well-being of societies and people, especially in our region.
GHI operates through three major divisions: GHI Programs, tackling global health challenges through research, policy and advocacy; GHI Academy, the capacity-building arm of the institute; And GHI ASSIST the service arm that includes our vibrant Non-Governmental Organizations’ Initiative (NGOi).
I invite you to explore our website to get to know us more and get acquainted with our initiatives and programs. We, at GHI, look forward to your support and engagement.
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Founding Director, Global Health Institute
Professor, Health Systems and Financing
Coordination Officer, NGOi
Research Assistant, E-Sahha Program
Initiative Support Intern, NGOi
Research Assistant, GHI Academy
Research Consultant, GHI Academy
Research Assistant for eCAP
Administrative and Financial Manager
Project Coordinator, MUH COP
Research Assistant, Conflict Medicine Program
Assistant Coordination Officer, NGOi
Research Associate, E-Sahha Program
Manager, GHI ASSIST /NGOi
Coordinator, E-Sahha Program
Initiative Administrative Officer, NGOi
Research Associate, Refugee Health Program
Associate Communication Officer
Initiative Coordination Officer, NGOi
Program Coordinator, Refugee Health Program
Research Associate, eCAP
Manager, GHI Academy
Web Developer / Consultant
Manager, GHI Programs
Coordinator, Conflict Medicine Program